Students can usually be found participating in a variety of activities on the Greenspace including throwing a frisbee or walking a dog, but on Sept. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m., everyone on the Greenspace was doing yoga.
To promote fitness classes, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center hosted a free yoga session on the Greenspace open for anyone passing by to join.
“The main purpose of this event is to get more exposure, to let people know campus recreation has all kinds of group fitness classes, all kinds of things to offer,” Master Trainer and Fitness Coordinator Lisa Padgett said.
Blue skies with some clouds provided some respite from the Alabama heat, and cooled rags were given out to any who wanted them.
Yoga instructors from Campus Recreation led the yoga and demonstrated some of the basic forms.
“We just wanted to let everybody see [yoga] in an outdoor setting,” Padgett said.
Auburn University’s WEGL brought outdoor speakers and provided music before and during the yoga session. The yoga instructor wore a headset during the class and could be heard clearly from any spot on the Greenspace.
A few dozen students came out to the Greenspace for yoga.
“I’ve never done yoga before so I thought I might as well try it if it's free,” Student Max Lerner said.
“I really like to do yoga, and I need a stretch from doing dance and aerial,” Student Connor Dealy said.
The yoga class is the first part of Campus Recreation’s three event series called Move. On Oct. 3, there will be a “Butts and Guts” class, and the War Eagle Warrior Challenge will be on Oct. 17 with both events on the Greenspace.